The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

4,43 valoración promedio
( 197 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780195385045: The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores how the category 'religion' has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this scholarship to examine how timeless and transcultural categories of 'religion and 'the secular' are used in arguments that religion causes violence. He argues three points: 1) There is no transhistorical and transcultural essence of religion. What counts as religious or secular in any given context is a function of political configurations of power; 2) Such a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion as non-rational and prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of Western society; 3) This myth can be and is used to legitimate neo-colonial violence against non-Western others, particularly the Muslim world.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:


William T Cavanaugh is Senior Research Professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

Review:


"Cavanaugh not only sets the bar of future scholarship higher but also avoids oversimplifications that can obstruct conflict resolution. Future scholarship on religious violence will inevitably need to interact with the theories laid out in this book."--BYU Studies Quarterly


"[A]n important book." --Commonweal


"Williams T. Cavanaugh's Myth of Religious Violence is a disciplined, detailed and painstakingly thorough book that sets out to debunk the all-too-pervasive liberal myth: that something called 'religion' is necessarily inclined to produce violence, especially left unchecked. " --Leigh Edwards, Durham, North Carolina


"Cavanaugh not only exposes the myth for what it is, he provides details to show precisely how the myth is not grounded in reality." --Christian Century


"...an important and highly interesting work...enough to make one doubt the modern dogma of religious violence and be alert to its ideological function in the West."--James R. A. Merrick, University of Aberdeen


"The book is well-written, thoroughly documented, and clearly argued, and it should be of value both to generalists and to readers with particular interest in the topic."--Debra Erickson


"A detailed and carefully researched rebuttal of the idea that there is some essence or necessary function of religion that makes it a more consistent cause of violence than other worldviews, belief systems or ideologies. He effectively unveils the self-serving nature of secular liberal condescension toward religion."--Modern Theology


"Razor sharp and pertinent... Cavanaugh leaves us hard pressed to imagine how the notion of a privatized, internalized 'God of One's Own' could ever be part of the solution to a problem that it is responsible for inventing in the first place."--Common Knowledge


"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

William T Cavanaugh
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Super textbook online
(Houston, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. US Edition Book In Mint condition. Shipping with Trackable Method. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195385047-TOS

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

William T Cavanaugh
Editorial: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195385047

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 39,46
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,97
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

William T. Cavanaugh
Editorial: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores how the category religion has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this scholarship to examine how timeless and transcultural categories of religion and the secular are used in arguments that religion causes violence. He argues three points: 1) There is no transhistorical and transcultural essence of religion. What counts as religious or secular in any given context is a function of political configurations of power; 2) Such a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion as non-rational and prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of Western society; 3) This myth can be and is used to legitimate neo-colonial violence against non-Western others, particularly the Muslim world. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 45,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

William T. Cavanaugh
Editorial: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores how the category religion has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this scholarship to examine how timeless and transcultural categories of religion and the secular are used in arguments that religion causes violence. He argues three points: 1) There is no transhistorical and transcultural essence of religion. What counts as religious or secular in any given context is a function of political configurations of power; 2) Such a transhistorical and transcultural concept of religion as non-rational and prone to violence is one of the foundational legitimating myths of Western society; 3) This myth can be and is used to legitimate neo-colonial violence against non-Western others, particularly the Muslim world. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 45,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

William T Cavanaugh
Editorial: OUP USA 2009-09-17 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP USA 2009-09-17, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-OUP-00109204

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 44,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Cavanaugh, William T.
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2009. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VU-9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 44,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

William T Cavanaugh
Editorial: OUP USA 2009-09-17, New York |Oxford (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP USA 2009-09-17, New York |Oxford, 2009. hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 43,85
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,72
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Cavanaugh, William T.
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2009. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 48,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Cavanaugh, William T.
Editorial: Oxford University Press Inc (2009)
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Tapa dura Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Num Pages: 296 pages. BIC Classification: HRAM2. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 167 x 27. Weight in Grams: 606. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

William T Cavanaugh
Editorial: OUP USA
ISBN 10: 0195385047 ISBN 13: 9780195385045
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 5
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción OUP USA. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780195385045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 46,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda